Smith, Charlotte Turner, 1749-1806.
Emmeline: the orphan of the castle.
London, New York, Oxford University Press, 1971
|描述：||xxvii, 531 pages illustrations 21 cm.|
|丛书名：||Oxford English novels.|
|责任：||[by] Charlotte Smith; edited with an introduction by Anne Henry Ehrenpreis.|
The plot of Charlotte Smith's autobiographical first novel Emmeline (1788) includes the usual thrills of the eighteenth-century courtship novel: abduction, duels, and a "fairy tale princess." At the same time, the novel satirically reworks such literary conventions by focusing on the dangers of early engagement and marriage, and challenges a social and legal system in which women are inherently illegitimate subjects.